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Pampered Chef: New refrigerator magnet

  1. pkd09

    pkd09 Future Director Silver Member

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    The refrigerator conversion magnet we got at NC does not hold on my refrigerator. Has anyone else had this problem? I have a white refrigerator with a little pattern to it.
     
    Aug 5, 2009
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  2. Bluiydangl

    Bluiydangl Member

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    I have a wood paneled fridge, and it won't stick to it obviously. But we tried our stovetop- and it didn't stick there. so I have it stuck to my cookie sheet for now. the magnet was a good idea, but not everyone has magnetic surfaces anymore.
     
    Aug 5, 2009
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  3. jackieblue

    jackieblue Member

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    I tried to use it on the (textured) side of my fridge where I have another magnet, and it would not stick. I ended up putting it on the (smooth) front, which bugs me, but it is what it is.
     
    Aug 5, 2009
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  4. chefann

    chefann Legend Member Gold Member

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    Most stainless fridges don't have enough ferromagnetic material in the front panels to allow magnets to stick. So if you have a stainless fridge, it probably won't work.

    My magnet sticks on my fridge.
     
    Aug 5, 2009
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  5. janetupnorth

    janetupnorth Legend Member Gold Member

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    It would only stick on my mom's microwave, not on her fridge.
     
    Aug 5, 2009
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  6. legacypc46

    legacypc46 Senior Member Gold Member

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    I had trouble as well. Our refridgerators doors curve a little bit, so I ended up having to put it right dab in the middle.
     
    Aug 5, 2009
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  7. pkd09

    pkd09 Future Director Silver Member

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    Sounds like the product was a good idea but not effective for most refrigerators. :cry:
     
    Aug 5, 2009
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  8. esavvymom

    esavvymom Legend Member Staff Member

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    Doesn't stick to my fridge either (non-magnetic front). So it is on my stovetop hood. Nice thing is, my stuff is brushed stainless, like the magnet...so you barely notice it is even there.
     
    Aug 5, 2009
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  9. lmradlein

    lmradlein Member Gold Member

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    Nope doesn't stick to mine. it just slidesssss down! If I put something under it to keep it from sliding it stays but that is the only way.
     
    Aug 5, 2009
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  10. quiverfull7

    quiverfull7 Legacy Member Gold Member

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    How about your range hood? if you have one? My kids love that magnet and have already used the info several times. I'd have to be finding somewhere it would stick if it didn't stick to my fridge! :)
     
    Aug 5, 2009
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  11. taterbug

    taterbug Member

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    I didn't have a problem with mine. I have a stainless front with black sides.....it stuck fine on the side.
     
    Aug 5, 2009
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  12. Liquid Sky

    Liquid Sky Advanced Member

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    One side of the magnet holds well and the other side slides down the side of my fridge. I wish there was a stronger magnet to hold them better.
     
    Aug 5, 2009
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  13. pampchefrhondab

    pampchefrhondab Senior Member

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    No problems w/mine, but my fridge is 20 years old - maybe they are made differently now. I have a textured front, but never have problems sticking magnets to mine.
     
  14. pampcheflisa

    pampcheflisa Advanced Member Gold Member

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    I have a stainless wrapped refrigerator, so I knew there was no way of it sticking anywhere, but I'm still excited about this product, b/c I'm mathematically challenged! I just have to figure out the best place to put it (our range is a slide in - so there is nothing to stick there either). I may just keep it on my cookbook stand (which I *WISH* was ours and matched our SA stands!)
     
  15. Chefstover2

    Chefstover2 Advanced Member

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    Mine is textured and it slid a couple of inches before it found it's "sweet spot"
     
    Aug 5, 2009
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  16. Judybabe

    Judybabe Guest

    Have you thought about posting it to the inside of a kitchen cabinet? I have a page from a cookbook there on one of my cabinet inside doors. Use that sticky poster tape or try simple looped masking tape.
     
    Aug 5, 2009
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  17. pampcheflisa

    pampcheflisa Advanced Member Gold Member

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    only problem with that is that it's double-sided, so if you did that you would only be able to use one side. I need BOTH (mathematically-challenged here!!).
     
  18. pkd09

    pkd09 Future Director Silver Member

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    I have e-mailed HO with my concern of guests ordering the item and wanting to return it because it does not hold. It could prove very costly for the company.
     
    Aug 5, 2009
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  19. I was just going to suggest the very same thing when I read your post! Great minds think alike I tell ya! :D

    As a selling point to all of those who have SS fridges, I'm going to suggest they put it on their range hood so it is easily accessible whenever they need it.

    Also, if anyone has one of those dry erase memo boards or chalk boards for messages, it will stick to those as well.
     
  20. chefann

    chefann Legend Member Gold Member

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    With so many people having stainless appliances, I'm going to be suggesting our new cookie sheet as a home memo area (prop it up on a cookbook stand or on a couple of hooks on the wall - rest the bottom on the hooks, so that it leans against the wall and doesn't need to be drilled). The magnet will stick to that (so will other magnets to hold up notes, etc.). And then people can still use it as a cookie sheet when they need a spare.
     
    Aug 5, 2009
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  21. raebates

    raebates Legend Member Staff Member

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    Mine holds fine.

    Great idea, Ann. That would also be a great way to display it during shows.
     
    Aug 5, 2009
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